We comment frequently that we have the most incredible customers, and over the years you’ve shared some of the really amazing ways you all are going above and beyond to impact your communities. See how FrameworkLTC’s customers are making a difference in the lives of both their patients, and their communities, each and every day.
During this year’s 11th Annual FrameworkLTC User Conference we were fortunate enough to host an awe-inspiring line up of keynote speakers. One standout presenter, Paul Baldwin, a veteran healthcare policy and government relations executive, shared some key insights on the trends long-term care pharmacies should be thinking about now to ensure their business is prepared for the future. Here is a recap of the top five trends in LTC Healthcare from Paul’s talk:
The Oklahoma Prescription Monitoring Program reporting requirements changed recently, affecting several fields of the ASAP 4.2a software format. This change includes the mandatory reporting of the ASAP 4.2a field of DSP24 – Treatment Type, which has changed from “Situational” to “Required”.
While this particular change is for Oklahoma, many states are utilizing DSP24, so we’d like to provide an overview of this field and how to utilize it within FrameworkLTC.
SoftWriters is pleased to share that we’ve successfully completed the Surescripts certification process for FrameworkLTC, officially renewing our certification effective August, 27th, 2019. This significant achievement validates that FrameworkLTC is able to successfully send and receive electronic messages in accordance with the NCPDP 2017071 SCRIPT protocol, industry standards, along with providing open source choice for medication selection and dispensing location.
A recent article in Drug Topics discussed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s new rule for disposing of hazardous pharmaceutical waste. Some of our customers have contacted SoftWriters about our point of view on this rule, inspiring us to dig deeper into this topic. In this article, we’ll break down some of the most important features of the rule and share our perspective on some key items that long term care pharmacies should keep in mind.
Congratulations to our SoftWriters team: together we collected over 4,000 school supplies to donate to the North Hills Community Outreach! This is the most successful drive we’ve had to date! So proud to know these supplies will go directly into the hands of local families in need.
With changes brought about by the CMS Final Rule and the impending changes being introduced with the new CMS case-mix classification model, the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), set to go into effect October 1, 2019, the role of the consultant clinical pharmacist in the LTC setting is becoming even more critical in optimizing patient outcomes, ensuring regulatory compliance, and obtaining reimbursement.
FrameworkFlow is moving from hand-held barcode scanner technology to a mobile application.
Calling all FrameworkLTC Users! We are looking forward to another great conference this September 17-19 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.
We are putting the finishing touches on the action-packed agenda and it is a conference you will not want to miss! Attendees will experience more breakout sessions than ever before; here is a sneak peak at some of the session topics:
Best Practice breakout sessions co-presented by FrameworkLTC users and members of our Customer Success team will include hot topics such as perpetual inventory, unit dose composite, Sage, prospective billing, FrameworkECM, and FrameworkPOD!
Clinical breakout sessions will highlight upcoming regulations, like NCPDP SCRIPT 2017071, USP<800>, PDMP, and more, plus a legislative update from MHA's Michelle Templin, and an RxPertise session with our very own Jay Loeper!
Back by popular demand, our technical track will again cover database optimization, plus deployment strategies and two roundtable sessions where we'll be looking for your input!
Bring your questions and notes to a 45-minute one-on-one session with our Customer Success team, where we can train or consult on the functionality or topic of your choice!
Register for the conference, learn more about our keynote speaker, and book your hotel room via the conference website.
This year’s focus was on encouraging the tech folks to tell a story of their journey of building innovative software solutions using all technology options at hand to solve real life problems. Listening to these stories was an amazing experience.
Some noteworthy topics that I personally liked were related to journey towards cloud architecture by moving from On premise to Cloud based solution, machine learning platform, improving quality by test automation and benefits of agile software development.
FrameworkLTC suite of products (including RxPertise) require two Microsoft products for its functionality - a Windows operating system environment and Microsoft SQL Server as its database engine. Within the next several months, Microsoft will be ending support for two popular versions of these products: Windows 7 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.
LIVE Webinar! Join SoftWriters’ in-house NCPDP SCRIPT V2017071 Certified Expert Mark Fulton as he explains what the NCPDP SCRIPT V2017071 Standard Implementation Challenge means for LTC pharmacies and the best ways to deal with this daunting change.